The fashion world’s obsession with velvet continues unabated. Whether you wear it on your body, your head or even your feet there is something at every price point to keep you on the sartorial money. Here are a few ideas for incorporating this scrumptious material into your winter wardrobe.
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Charlie Garnet Dress, L.K.Bennett, £295 – Zoe & I spotted this stunning deep red velvet dress while on the hunt for boots in L.K.Bennett recently. Who knows? Maybe it will even feature on the blog one of these days… If you are after a dress down look, try styling it with metallic brogues or wedge trainers. For a great day-to-night look you can pair it with shiny black ankle boots. If you need to be smart, you can dress it up with pointy heels.
New Look, Black Foldover Clutch, £17.99 – velvet has an innate luxury that means you don’t necessarily have to spend an arm and a leg to get something that looks expensive. If you are searching the high street for a velvet bag, look for bags with delicate chains or even none at all. Often it is the brassiness of the metal that lets the bag down. However, this black clutch from New Look, with it’s delicate gold, detachable chain, is just the ticket.
Boden Slip on Trainer, £59.50 – velvet doesn’t have to mean evening. Both Zoe & I have a pair of these slip ons from Boden and between us they have visited the supermarket, done the school run, been to the dentist and had an interview. The magic is in their versatility. The flat thick sole means they are comfortable to wear all day long, yet the luxurious texture means they’re going to look great if called into an important meeting (slash last minute Tinder date). Suitable for a slim size 9 foot.
Saint Laurent Babies 70, £495 – for the ultimate velvet statement, these boots are the bees knees ?. Not to be worn in the rain. Definitely not to be worn to a grimy nightclub. In fact, probably best to only wear them if you are getting a taxi EVERYWHERE. Style with skinny black jeans or a LBD and oodles of attitude. LUST LIST ❤️. And yes, you can buy them from My Theresa in a size 9!
Velvet Hair Bows, Candy Bows, £4.25 – if boots are too expensive, brash or both, then nod to the velvet trend with a pretty hair bow, à la Brigitte Bardot. Totally chic and very Christmassy.